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Whaling In The Faroe Islands

EDM number 156 in 2010-12, proposed by Katy Clark on 07/06/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Fisheries, Nature conservation and Western Europe.

That this House expresses concern at the continuing practice of pilot whaling which takes place in the Faroe Islands; notes that hundreds of pilot whales are killed each year as a result of these activities; expresses deep concern at the suffering faced by the animals during these hunts; further notes that whilst in the past whale hunting may have been necessary for sustenance this is no longer the case; further notes that in November 2008 the chief medical officers of the Faroe Islands recommended that pilot whales should no longer be considered fit for human consumption because of the levels of toxins in the whales and therefore sees no justification in continuing this unnecessary practice; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Faroe Islands government requesting that they bring about an end to whaling in the area.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Lindsay Hoyle07/06/2010ChorleyLabourWithdrawn
Katy Clark07/06/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley07/06/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John Leech07/06/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn07/06/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas07/06/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Mark Durkan07/06/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Martin Caton08/06/2010GowerLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards08/06/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew George08/06/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dowd08/06/2010Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Alan Meale08/06/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn09/06/2010JarrowLabourSigned
Gordon Birtwistle09/06/2010BurnleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Weir09/06/2010AngusScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hancock09/06/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn09/06/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Ian Davidson09/06/2010Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Alan Campbell09/06/2010TynemouthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson09/06/2010Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner09/06/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders09/06/2010TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell10/06/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Watson10/06/2010West Bromwich EastLabourSigned
Andrew Gwynne10/06/2010Denton and ReddishLabourSigned
Stephen Williams10/06/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stephenson10/06/2010PendleConservativeSigned
Margaret Ritchie14/06/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin14/06/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/06/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke14/06/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea15/06/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Graham Stringer15/06/2010Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy15/06/2010GlenrothesLabourSigned
Thomas Docherty15/06/2010Dunfermline and West FifeLabourSigned
David Simpson16/06/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Linda Riordan16/06/2010HalifaxLabourSigned
Eric Illsley17/06/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Kerry McCarthy17/06/2010Bristol EastLabourSigned
Mark Williams17/06/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Francis21/06/2010AberavonLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds22/06/2010Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Albert Owen22/06/2010Ynys MLabourSigned
David Hamilton23/06/2010MidlothianLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell29/06/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned
David Crausby29/06/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John McDonnell30/06/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon12/07/2010North DownIndependentSigned
Kevan Jones22/07/2010North DurhamLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell05/09/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Michael Connarty05/09/2011Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Joan Walley07/09/2011Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Nicholas Dakin07/09/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Jenny Chapman10/10/2011DarlingtonLabourSigned
Naomi Long18/10/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned

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